Laser Therapy for Pets

These days, laser is no longer just a fictional technology used by superheroes or villains. It is scientifically proven as an effective treatment for us and the pets we love. Here at Bank Street Animal Hospital, we provide the most advanced laser therapy for our eligible patients to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. To see if laser therapy is right for your pet, simply call us at 613.695.2060.

What is laser therapy used for in pets?

In the veterinary world laser may be recommended by your veterinarian as a complementary or main therapy for conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Sprains, injuries and other orthopedic conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Wound repair
  • Infections
  • Cystitis
  • Feline acne
  • Dental issues
  • Ear infections
  • and more

    How does laser therapy work in pets?

    Although each laser device is different, most of them work by emitting concentrated light beams that stimulate certain cellular reactions inside your pet’s body. This process is called photostimulation. Some of the direct effects of treatment are the release of natural pain killers in the body, as well as cell activation to treat inflammation, jumpstart wound repair and improve circulation.

    Is laser therapy safe for pets?

    Yes. We make sure patients wear protective sunglasses to shield their eyes from the light. No numbing cream or anesthesia is needed as it is a painless procedure. In fact, laser has a soothing effect and it is common for pets to fall asleep during their therapy!

  • Last updated: June 24th, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital